Lauren Bowd - Yoga & Wellness
My yoga and wellness lessons stand out because each class is customized specifically for each client, and the programs continue to grow and evolve along with the client's transformation. Preferences, injuries, experience, and goals are all taken into account, and we will revisit these things along the journey and modify the game plan if necessary. Wellness is my passion and I take a holistic approach when it comes to yoga practice, gaining strength and stability, and becoming more mindful. I am grateful to be able to help others learn and grow through their practice.
Born in Wales, but raised in the Pacific Northwest, Lauren is thrilled to be able to share her passion for fitness and wellness with the people in her community, both in person and virtually.
Yoga has been a part of Lauren's life for over 15 years, and she cannot think of any place more comforting than her mat. Lauren fell in love with the practice due to its incredible and unique combination of challenging the body and calming the mind.
Lauren completed her 200 hour teacher training program with Northwest Yoga Society, and teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, Sculpt, Kids, Senior, and SUP yoga. Since completing her 200 hour program, Lauren has expanded to Barre, Pilates, Zumba, 305 Fitness, and other group fitness modalities, and is training for her 500 hour yoga certification.
Lauren is a thoughtful and encouraging teacher who weaves both playfulness and inspiration throughout her classes. She hopes that her students will leave class feeling refreshed, comforted, connected, and empowered. Lauren will always consider herself to be a student first, and is grateful for the wisdom that her teachers have shared with her.
In addition to yoga, Lauren is a huge fan of nerding out about dinosaurs, watching videos of baby hippos, and eating spicy vegan food. When she is not in class, she can be found adventuring in the PNW wilderness or relaxing with her cat, Nona.
I truly believe that yoga is for everybody. What I love about teaching yoga is seeing the impact that it has on someone's life, whether it's making them feel stronger, more confident, more at peace, or more aware. I believe that I am a student first, and I always learn something new in each class and am inspired by the people that I have the honor of guiding through yoga practice.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We will begin with a consultation to see what your fitness and wellness goals are, as well as your past experience. The consultation will either be in-person or via Zoom in order to connect and find out more about the space and props or other equipment you may have. We can then run through a demo class, and design a schedule that will work best for you!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I completed my 200 hour training with Northwest Yoga Society, and am registered with Yoga Alliance. I teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative, Chair, Kids, Sculpt, and SUP yoga. I assist students with meditation, mindfulness, and wellness. Since completing my 200 hour program, I have also become certified to teach barre, Pilates, Zumba, and 305 Fitness. My 500 hour advanced yoga training will be completed in 2020.